Welcome to the Creative Heart Travel Weekly Adventure Series!
I have decided that this Spring/Summer 2017 that I will document a weekly adventure in Vancouver or close to the Vancouver area. This is an incentive to get myself to blog more frequently as well as enjoy all my city and surrounding area has to offer. Tourists come from all over the world to visit and enjoy Vancouver and I would love for them to see my city through my eyes.
The Adventure for this week is……… Hiking Lynn Canyon
Lynn Canyon Park is located in North Vancouver. It is most easily accessed through the Lynn Headwaters area in the Lynn Valley neighbourhood. I accessed the trail from the base of the Lynn Valley River near Park and Tilford Centre. It was a beautiful sunny evening and I enjoyed getting lost in my thoughts and taking photos as I walked the trail.
Enjoy Walking Along the Lynn Valley River
Much of the trail I walked along followed the Lynn Valley River. If you bring a camera with you be sure to stop along the river for some great shots. I went in the evening when the trail wasn’t super busy and it made for a very calm peaceful walk. A word of caution for hiking in the canyon, make sure you hike before sunset. Once the sun goes down it is hard to see where you are going and is not super safe. However evening in the Spring and summer time can make for an amazing walk.
Walk Along the Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge
Make walking along the Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge a part of your hike in the Lynn Canyon. The bridge is suspended 50 meters above the raging waters below. Get some good shots of the canyon and be sure to take a selfie or shot of you holding onto the bridge. I think the best time to go is evening and in the spring time as the bridge and park can get quite crowded in the summer day times. Whatever time you go you will enjoy being amongst nature in one of North Vancouver’s great regional parks.
Getting to the Park from Vancouver
Driving – Take Highway #1 and drive across the Second Narrows Bridge. Once across the bridge keep driving for 5min until you see the Lynn Valley exit off the highway. Take the exit and drive along Lynn Valley Road. Take the Road until you get to the very top. Once at the top you will see the ‘End of the Line Cafe’ on your left. Drive into the park and followed the paved road for 5min. You will start to see parking lots on your right. Once you get to the main parking lot you are there!
By Bus – Take the Seabus from Waterfront station. Once off the Seabus take bus #228 Lynn Valley. The bus will take you all the way up to the ‘End of the Line Cafe.’ Once there get off the bus and walk along the paved road. Option #2 is to take the #228 get off at the Lynn Valley Public Library and catch the #227 Bus. This bus will take you to another park entrance where you can easily access the suspension bridge.
Do you enjoy hiking? Would you feel comfortable crossing a bridge suspended 50 meters above ground?